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Self inflicted body damage

I had the cut off wheel out working on some stuff today and got a little carried away. Im going to finish cutting out the inner portion tomorrow.





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cool you can bodydrop it to the doors now.
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Its going to allow me to tuck my sliders up into the body more, they are going to be 2x4 box steel with a 3/16" wall.
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perfect time to do some boatsides
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nice, are you going to weld that top body line to the slider?
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nice, are you going to weld that top body line to the slider?
I dont think so, Im going to break out the grinder and grind it down right to the lip and just space the slider about 1/4" away from it. with the sliders being hard mounted and the body being rubber mounted I dont like the idea of welding the slider to whats left of the rocker.
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dont you think you will need to beef up that rocker? once someone stands on it, its going to get bent, i mean you kinda need that part for the door to seal up well. I know its a wheeler but id still beef it up with something

btw i thought you were ditching the rubber mounts
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dont you think you will need to beef up that rocker? once someone stands on it, its going to get bent, i mean you kinda need that part for the door to seal up well. I know its a wheeler but id still beef it up with something

btw i thought you were ditching the rubber mounts
I think they will be pretty good, I stood and bounced on them today, they flexed some but didnt bend or warp.

And im undecided on solid mounts yet.
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Cut some more off, the fender was cut to match the rocker. In the last photo you can see a white line around the fender opening, that is where Ill be cutting to for the fender opening.





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holy crap you got some serious clearance with that all gone. I am glad you decided to run fenders! just cleans up that upper body line.

not going to run any inners i take?
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holy crap you got some serious clearance with that all gone. I am glad you decided to run fenders! just cleans up that upper body line.

not going to run any inners i take?
Yea no inner fenders, theres not going to be anything in the engine bay other then coilover mounts and the motor anyways everything else is coming out.
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I like what you are doing with it, going to come out good.

in the first set of pictures i didnt realize all the clearance you were going to get, but that is like 5", which you will loose some with the sliders but not much.

what are you doing with the reservoirs and some of the needed stuff?
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I like what you are doing with it, going to come out good.

in the first set of pictures i didnt realize all the clearance you were going to get, but that is like 5", which you will loose some with the sliders but not much.

what are you doing with the reservoirs and some of the needed stuff?
Most will get relocated. battery is going to be rear mounted, most of the emissions stuff will come out if I cant relocate it. The overflow res will most likely get put where ever it will fit or I may locate a smaller res from a different vehicle.

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Cut out the fenders today, which took me forever since I had to use a dremel and 1" cutting wheels cause its all I really have to make clean precision cuts, I wish I had a air nibbler or something. I also finished cutting out the rocker on the drivers side.



This shows how much I cut out.

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Looking good man! What are you going to do with the rear? I think flatbed with a exo-cage would be awesome!
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Looking good man! What are you going to do with the rear? I think flatbed with a exo-cage would be awesome!
Im going with an internal cage, but there will be some sort of tube work in the back I just havent decided what it will be yet.
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Time for bigger meats.
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Time for bigger meats.
36's are as big as Ill go on these axles. Im not a finese driver, I use copious amounts of throttle when I wheel.
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what did you cut the fenders with? looks smooth and even
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that is some great fender trimming. Too bad first tree will ruin it lol
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what did you cut the fenders with? looks smooth and even
In one of his other threads he said a Dremel
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